What are Advanced Elective Modules (AEMs)?

Advanced Elective Modules (AEMs) were introduced by the Ministry of Education (MOE) to enrich the secondary school curriculum with more applied learning options. Taught by polytechnic staff over a span of 30 hours, AEMs are modules or subjects in applied areas, such as digital media, entrepreneurship, and hospitality.

Students will be given the opportunity to apply the knowledge they learn during the programme to practical real-life scenarios, and discover their individual strengths and interests.

Why should I sign up my students for AEMs?

Your students will get to:

  • Experience polytechnic life in advance – our AEMs are conducted in the same way as all our other regular diploma courses
  • Acquire new skills and knowledge not taught in secondary schools
  • Discover and explore their passions and interests beforehand, enabling them to make more informed decisions about their tertiary education and career choices after graduation
  • Enhance their Holistic Development Profile which will give them an edge over their peers when applying for diploma courses under the Polytechnic Early Admission Exercise (EAE) and Direct Admission Exercise (DAE)

What are the AEMs offered at SOH?

Food and Beverage

A Guide to the Business of Food and Beverage

This module will teach aspiring restaurateurs and cafe owners how to start and manage their own food and beverage (F&B) business. Students will also get a chance to design their dream restaurant, as well as experiment and create original recipes in RP's own state-of-the-art training restaurants and barista laboratories.

LG 01

Ladies and Gentlemen in the Making

First impressions are important – especially at work. This module introduces students to the importance of social etiquette and teaches them how to project a positive first impression. By the end of this course, students will learn how to behave with confidence and poise in different social settings – a skill that will not only be applicable to their everyday lives, but be especially valuable to those keen on pursuing a career in the service industry.

TPA 01

Theme Parks and Attractions – Ride the Action!

Singapore is one of Asia’s leading travel destinations, and attractions like Universal Studios Singapore and the Singapore Zoo help to enhance Singapore’s image as an exciting tourist destination. This AEM allows students to gain a broad understanding and appreciation of the business and operation of theme parks and attractions. Students will also get the opportunity to visit an exciting theme park and/or an attraction in Singapore; previous field trips include visits to Universal Studios Singapore and the National Museum of Singapore.

What is the cost?

Students only need to pay $50 per AEM, which can be paid from their Edusave Accounts. MOE will subsidise the remaining course fees – up to $365 for every student per module – subject to students achieving minimum 75% attendance.

MOE also funds up to eight different AEMs (regardless of the number of runs per AEM) per school each year. Additional AEMs may be funded by schools directly.

How can I register?

Visit MOE’s AEM portal to register for any of the AEMs offered by RP. Feel free to email us for assistance.